Evans’ Better ‘Hilarious’ Reality, Man Utd’s scoreless performance in six games
Manchester United (hereinafter referred to as United) won its first clean sheet in a long time. Veteran Jonny Evans was the driving force.
The Red Devils earned a 1-0 victory over Burnley in the sixth round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League at Turf Moor in Burnley, England, on Thursday.스포츠토토
Evans was paired with Victor Lindelof in central defense for the match. Evans is a defender who signed on a free transfer in the summer. Evans is a 1988-born center back who played for United’s youth system from 2008 to 2015 before returning to the club after eight years with spells at West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City. Evans returned to United for no transfer fee and earns a weekly wage of just £60,000 (about $98,000).
Nevertheless, Evans kept the clean sheet with a solid performance. His steady, hard work kept Burnley at bay at the back. In the 45th minute, he set up Bruno Fernandes for the winning goal.
With Evans at the helm, United kept a clean sheet for the first time in six official games. United have conceded a whopping 14 goals in their last five games. Tottenham Hotspur (0-2 L), Nottingham Forest (3-2 W), Arsenal (1-3 L), Brighton (1-3 L), and Bayern Munich (3-4 L) have all seen their defenses break down significantly.
Despite the wins, it was also a reminder of a “funny” reality for United. United have a lot of expensive defenders. Harry Maguire is the main one, but there are others such as Rafael Varane and Lisandro Martinez. Baran is back from injury and came on as a substitute today, but Martinez is out of the lineup. In the end, it was Evans, the cheapest player on the roster, who had to play, and coincidentally, he did so in a clean sheet.
United manager Eric ten Hagg heaped praise on Evans, saying, “He brought stability to the team. If the result against Burnley is any indication, Evans is likely to get more chances in the future.